On This Day

Events in Music on September 25

  • 1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy" first produced in London

Music Premiere

1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premiere given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society, conducted by the composer

  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US

Music Concert

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow

Album Release

1970 Ringo Starr releases his 2nd solo album "Beaucoups of Blues", a collection of country music recorded in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1975 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma

#1 in the Charts

1975 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies

  • 1976 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances

Music History

1976 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik, and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which becomes U2

  • 1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
  • 1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Philadelphia)
  • 1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented

Music History

1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Album Release

2007 Herbie Hancock releases "River: The Joni Letters" tribute to Joni Mitchell (Grammy Album of the Year, 2008)

Album Release

2007 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 15th studio album "Magic", made with the E Street Band

Album Release

2007 Hear Music/Universal Records releases "Shine", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 19th studio album

Film Release

2008 Supernatural-fantasy film "Painted Skin" directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun is released

Farm Aid Concert

2021 Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Bettye LaVette, Tyler Childers, the Wisdom Indian Dancers, and the Horse Hill Singers [1]